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Is Someone Stealing My Internet?  
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1789 times:

I have a wireless router. I have a cable going from the router to my desktop, and I use the wireless for my laptop. Right now, my laptop is off, but the activity light for the wireless network is going crazy. It has a 64-bit encrypted password. I have an access log, but I don't know how to interpret the IP addresses.

Thanks,
BAB

and, yes, it's MY internet  Wink


I'm just skipping stones...
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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

No, no, no. That's crazy talk. You're internet is fine. But if you get the chance, think you could upgrade to a T3 line?

 Wink



Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Well, the blinking wireless activity light doesn't mean anything. It should always be on. If you check your logs, there should (IIRC) only be one IP address: yours. If your wireless password is working properly, there shouldn't be anybody on your network. There may be a tech-savvy teenager hogging your bandwidth, but even the weakest encryption manages to keep out your average joe.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, as Nighthawk and Gordonsmall should be on this thread in short order.  Wink

-AC773



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

I keep getting strange IM's from a bloke named Amos. Could this be your problem?


International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
I keep getting strange IM's from a bloke named Amos.

Yoohoo!!

 bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 4):
Yoohoo!!

He keeps asking if I know anyone into "doggy-style". I'm not sure who to refer him to.  Wink



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting We're Nuts (Reply 1):
No, no, no. That's crazy talk. You're internet is fine. But if you get the chance, think you could upgrade to a T3 line?

I'll see what I can do.  Wink

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
I keep getting strange IM's from a bloke named Amos. Could this be your problem?

Hmmm,  scratchchin  could be!

Thanks, AC.

I have an incoming and an outgoing log. The incoming shows tons of different IP's, and the outgoing shows only mine. Of course, that is all gibberish to me.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
He keeps asking if I know anyone into "doggy-style". I'm not sure who to refer him to.

I think Cornish can best serve his needs, whether they be of man or beast yuck 

BAB Big grin



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
He keeps asking if I know anyone into "doggy-style".

Top or bottom?

 bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineJetset25j From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Umm...once upon a time when I first got a wireless laptop, I turned it on and it automatically connected to the neighbors wireless, without any set up, security walls etc- (Bare in mind living in an apartment) ...and it actaully "let" me surf the net with it..I stopped it of course, but it soon put me off the idea of getting wireless for my self around here!!

(I can still access two networks of my various neighbors that are "unprotected" without even trying, hence I need to make sure my wireless is always disabled to avoid stumbling into someone elses connection!)



Air New Zealand-Airline of the world's greatest travellers.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 8):
Top or bottom?

I've not asked yet. He keeps going on about Herpa Jets, or summat. He wasn't quite clear.



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

::BOINK:: = sound of a penny dropping  rotfl 


Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineNwajetset From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 139 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Try one of these resources:

http://www.webyield.net/domainquery.html

Using your log, enter IP addresses and find out who is also using your router.

Here's a thread from another website, in which, the poster experienced the same thing as you.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=556971


User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Thread starter):
It has a 64-bit encrypted password.

You should wrap your router with aluminum foil. That seems to keep aliens and the CIA from stealing my brainwaves.


User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1803 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

If it's WEP encryption then it can be breached:

Quote:
At a recent ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) meeting in Los Angeles, a team of FBI agents demonstrated current WEP-cracking techniques and broke a 128 bit WEP key in about three minutes.

http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2005/0...31/the_feds_can_own_your_wlan_too/

Use WPA instead.



rolf
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 5):
He keeps asking if I know anyone into "doggy-style". I'm not sure who to refer him to.

Any Canadian A.netter should do.  Wink


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1625 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 15):
Any Canadian A.netter should do.

Is that the real story on how Gavin got his nuggets?



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Is that the real story on how Gavin got his nuggets?

Honestly, they were handed to him quite ceremoniously by ANC whilst attached to a cheap piece of day-glo green cardboard right in front of Shea's in LAS. To the best of my memory, ANC did not violate his nether regions that weekend, but, of course, I wasn't with them both the whole time.


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Where can you view the logs for your connection?

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
ANC



Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
cheap piece of day-glo green cardboard



Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
of course

::read without ADD meds::



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 17):
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Is that the real story on how Gavin got his nuggets?

Honestly, they were handed to him quite ceremoniously by ANC whilst attached to a cheap piece of day-glo green cardboard right in front of Shea's in LAS. To the best of my memory, ANC did not violate his nether regions that weekend, but, of course, I wasn't with them both the whole time.

Ever word true! The idea about the nuggest happened upon me whilst thinking, "What could I take everyone in Vegas that wouldn't cost an arm and a leg, be easy to pack, wouldn't give the fuckin' morons at TSA a  hissyfit  and would just scream Alaska . . . Moose Shit just popped into my head . . .

 rotfl 

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 19):
::read without ADD meds::

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20394 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 20):
Moose Shit just popped into my head

The worst part of this is the TSA in Alaska is USED to seeing moose shit! That's just so wrong, so wrong.

 rotfl   rotfl 



International Homo of Mystery
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 2):
Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, as Nighthawk and Gordonsmall should be on this thread in short order.

*yawn* morning.

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 6):
I have an incoming and an outgoing log. The incoming shows tons of different IP's, and the outgoing shows only mine. Of course, that is all gibberish to me.

If the outgoing shows only your IP address, then noone is stealing your connection. You mentioned you had encryption turned on, which will make it very difficult for anyone to use the connection. Sure its possible to crack it, but only the pros will be able to do so.

Your incoming log shows different IPs, this is what is causing the light to flash. The internet is full of worms, which search random IPs looking for machines to infect. Even though your machines are turned off, the router is still connected to the net. The activity is just various worms finding your IP and searching to see if there is a machine there to infect. It might also be hackers scanning IPs looking for machines to hack.

In such a case there is nothing you can do really, as long as your machines have spyware/virus checkers and are properly patched and firewalled, you will be safe from the hackers and viruses.



That'll teach you
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 22):

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ - What he said!  Silly



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1803 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1448 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 6):
and the outgoing shows only mine. Of course, that is all gibberish to me.

If you only see your adress on outgoing logs AND you have a firewall to block unsollicited incoming traffic then probably nobody is stealing your net.
What you have to do then is check for spyware and viruses on your PC, they can hog your bandwidth. I have seen some viruses cause so much activity that the router will freeze half a minute after being turned on.



rolf
25 Cadet57 : ba757gla?
26 SP90 : If your really paranoid like I am, you could just turn off the wireless when your not using it. If your computer is off, why not turn the router off a
27 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : I enter the IP for my router (Lynksis), then I click on the tab for the logs. Thank you much! Lazy And, thank you. I keep my spyware under control as
28 Bill142 : all of A.net leeches of you. If you were to pull the plug A.net would go down.
29 Post contains images Cadet57 : So this is the big new server johan was talking about.
30 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : The secret is out. In return for my bandwidth, Johan gives me $1 towards my monthly first class subscription BAB
31 GuitrThree : (1) Turn off your SSID broadcasting. If they don't know your networks 'name' then can't get on. (2) Turn ON WPA encryption. (3) Turn ON Mac Filtering
32 Bill142 : Johan the master businessman!
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